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    February 21, 2013
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way too hard to appeal to the young facebook crowd. >> i think the vast majority of the american people are serious and responsible. let's talk about everybody being able to no matter what your age go out and be able to purchase cocaine. what do you think about that idea? i would like to know if we are having a party whether or not the parents lock the liquor cabinet. that is just me. >> you should be able to go by a flame thrower. you should be able to by an m 110 and a grenade launcher. buy a shotgun. buy a shotgun. >> i mean that's real. thanks for that out of context but real. thanks for letting us in your home tonight. that is it for special report. captioned by closed captioning services, inc. >> shepard: this is "the fox report." tonight, snow, hail, tornadoes. a massive weather is system
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affecting almost every state in the nation. and the top detective in the blade runner murder investigation now pulled off the case because the cop faces attempted murder charges of his own. and a shootout on the las vegas strip with innocent people caught right in the middle. >> a little before 4:30 this morning there apparently was a rolling gun battle on the strip. >> i seen a range rover and mazerati cruising down the boulevard. >> tonight, death and destruction on the vegas strip. but first from fox news thursday night the case against the blade runner oscar pistorius took a bizarre turn when we learned the lead detective faces attempted murder charges of his own for firing shots at a bus full of
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people while investigators say he was drunk. the detective's boss pulled him from the case. the khat reportedly denies he was drunk when opened fire and that he and his colleagues were only shooting at the mini bus wheels. either way it is a mess. south africa police replaced the investigator with someone they call the nation's top detective but it is too soon to know whether it may have already damaged the prosecution case against the blade runner. he admits that he did kill his magazine model girlfriend at his home on valentine's day. he claims he thought she was an intruder but prosecutors say it was murder plain and simple. greg palkot with the news live in johannesburg, south africa for us. that and the detective already testified in pistorius before bail hearing. >> he was on the stand getting the over from the presiding judge this time. we were in the courtroom as
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well and i caught up with him on the sidelines of the proceedings and asked him what he thought of his testimony on wednesday when so clearly botched the presentation. his reply, so-so. an understatement. then i asked him about the attempted murder charges from the incident a few years back. he told me he thought the charges had been dropped. now, along with the replacement, police late on thursday said the probe into the oscar pistorius shooting would have national priority. it will take a lot to get by all of the damage done to this case this week, shep. >> shepard: how you is the blade runner taking all of this? >> in the courtroom today his head was bowed for just about the entire proceedings. four or five hours. at one point i saw him crying. he might be heartened by some indications we are getting. legal experts telling us there is a good chance the judge might decide to let him out on bail. he might also have other reasons to be glum.
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despite all of the bungling this week there is still a lot of potentially damning evidence still to collect in the killing of reeva steenkamp. we are told shorts might just stick with the very tough premeditated murder charge and we could find out as early as friday, shep. >> shepard: greg palkot live in johannesburg. a fox weather alert now. if you are in the midwest batten down the hatches. giant winter storm that started in california is now barreling across the plains and by the time all is said and done this system will have hit just about every single state in the lower 48. take a look at the weather map. the folks in the center of this thing could see a foot and a half of snow. talking, nebraska,, kansas, parts of missouri. and this is the scene in st. louis. in other area, whiteout conditions. a blizzard with blinding snow. impassible roads. flights canceled all over the place. and this is wichita, kansas. because the storm is so
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powerful there may also be thunder and lightning, hail, damaging winds. even isolated tornadoes at the southern end of the storm. mike tobin is live in omaha, nebraska with more. how is it going there? wow. >> reporter: the big rigs doing exactly what the road crews are wanting them to do. pulled off to the side of the road and they are taking a break. you can see how the snow is being driven by the wind. stick to the roads. roads slick and visibility poor out there. snow drifts building out on the road. the good news is that no one was caught by surprise. businesses were closed. schools were shut down. people largely are staying home and that is giving the snowplows room to work. they are running the routes pretty much hik like clockwork. their schedules are maxed out and they have a long night ahead of them. >> shepard: having trouble with the roads? >> the people electing to get out there the roads are slick. a lot of cars sliding off the roads. in a couple of instances we had
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big rigs slide right into the snowplow. nobody was hurt but the snowplows are taken out of commission when they are needed most. >> shepard: let's get right to the extreme weather center and chief meteorologist rak rick reichmuth. this thing is huge. >> where mike is in omero ma maybe another or 4-inches continuing to fall as the upper level disturbance continues to pull out here across parts of the plain. continue to see that probably another six hours of that snow. a little further to the east here, saw a lot of icing today across much of southern missouri and that is the worst kind of conditions on the roads and trees and power lines and now spread a little eastward across parts of the ohio valley. rough go. stay off of the roads if you can here tonight. across southern, illinois, indiana and parts of northern kentucky. i have been showing this, got to show this. such incredible drought, some of the worst droughts across parts of the plains. this kind of snow is exactly what we need and we will get a bit more of it. over 14-inches in wichita.
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most of what we will see now is towards the northeast of that. as you were saying, shepard, a severe side of it. tornado warnings throughout the day today. for now, parts of laz heading into southern areas of mississippi. as the daylight ends less of a threat of tornadoes and more of a threat of wind. i want to just take you forward over the next say 18 hours or so you you see the snow pulls to the north and rain spreads off towards the east and by tomorrow afternoon start to see the mix here across parts of virginia and maryland and north carolina. the last thing we are going to do with this is a potential kind of coastal storm bringing snow to the northeast on sunday and very significant rain to the south, potential flooding across the southeast. we have about another 3 or 4 days before we completely done with this storm. >> shepard: spring is not all that far away. thank you. a fire fight on the las vegas strip and people are dead tonight. at least one of the shooters is still on the run. ahead, the gunshots and the explosion and the manhunt for
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the killer. plus, it is sentencing day drew peterson. the former cop from illinois who kept losing his wives. unless he picks up one in prison, the wife losing is over over. he had quite an outburst in court. we will get to that from the journalists of fox news on this thursday fox report. right. but the most important feature of all is... the capital one purchase eraser. i can redeem the double miles i earned with my venture card to erase recent travel purchases. d with a few clicks, this mission never happened. uh, what's this button do? [ electricity zaps ] ♪ you requested backup? yes. yes i did. what's in your wallet?
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>> shepard: three people are now confirmed dead, six others wounded after a crazy car to car shootout and crash that caused a firey explosion in the heart of the las vegas strip right in front of the bellagio. cops in three states are searching for a number of suspects in a black range rover. happened a little after 4:00 in the morning at the corner of las vegas boulevard and flamingo road right in front of bellagio and caesars palace. there was some sort of a fight at a hotel. a short time later witnesses say somebody in the range rover chased down somebody else in a
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maserati sports car and opened fire. >> i seen the range rover and the maserati racing down the at the maserati andy the range the next thing you know there was a big explosion and three or four other cars. i ran over to help the dude in the maserati and tried to give him cpr. he was breathing at that time but the ambulance came and i don't think he made it. >> he did not make it and neither can the driver of the taxi cab or the taxi passenger. it likely exploded because it may have been running on propane. matt is live for us tonight. i understand that investigators are looking into is surveillance video. >> yeah, and sheppard, as you know, las vegas has many is surveillance cameras not just in the casinos and hotels but also outside of the resorts and also a lot of the major intersections in las vegas have cameras for traffic purposes. the las vegas sheriff doug
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gillespie held a news con treens a couple of hours ago updating the media as to the surveillance video and that investigators are looking through that video and we know that this started just a couple of blocks away from where we are right now, in the valet at the area hotel and casino. investigators still looking into what was going on the moments before this shooting took place here on las vegas boulevard. >> make no mistake we will pursue these individuals. this act is totally unacceptable. >> reporter: and that is metro sheriff doug gillespie here, the sheriff of the las vegas metropolitan police speaking to the media just a couple of hours ago. they are going through every piece of this right now and behind meo, me, you can tell tt
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las vegas boulevard is still shut down at this hour, going on 12 hours which is very rare for las vegas. >> this sort of thing in the middle of the strip. thank god this doesn't happen much. >> absolutely. and because of that you might be able to see some of the pedestrians that are walking around on the sidewalk here but traffic you got the casino workers and tourists trying to get to the casinos and they can't right now. a tough go. >> matt from fox 5 vegas. tank you. a small private jet aborted its landing and slammed into a utility pole and burst into flames. five people died. two others hurt. happened last night outside an airport in east georgia. a colleague said five of the passengers worked at a vascular clinic in nearby augusta known as the vein guys. one survivor listed critical in a hospital tonight. united airlines announcing it will not add the 787 dreamliner to the schedule at least until june. airlines around the world bounded the new boeing jet last
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month after a string of problems including a battery fire. investigators are trying to solve the issue but there is no fix yet. united is a the only u.s. airline that has the dreamliner. if they find a fix earlier than june they will consider putting the jet back on the schedule. a former mayor accused of ripping off citizens and nearly bankrupting his own city did it because he is illiterate and uneducated. the scandal rocked the los angeles suburb of bell a couple of years back. prosecutor charged the former mayor there on the left. we have a picture of him but apparently i can't show it to you. charged the former mayor and other city officials with illegally paying them isselves huge salaries. nearly three times median income of residents in the town all as the economy was tanking before their eyes. the mayor made close to $100,000 a year for a part-time job. prosecutors say that the ex-mayor knew exactly what he
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was doing. he and other city workers raised property taxes, hiked fees for businesses and used other shady measures to pay. the lawyer claimed the one time city leader cannot read and never graduated from grade school. a convicted killer on death row gets another peeve. reprieve. three days after the state of georgia was to execute an jen mate the supreme court is back in the mix. tense moments in court as prosecutors question a woman who admits that she killed her ex-boyfriend but you says she can't remember stabbing him. oh, yeah, she remembers the shooting part but not the stabbing. the 27 stabbings. that is coming up. to grow, we have to boost our social media visibility.
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>> shepard: for more than five years on "the fox report" we have been reporting on the saga of drew peterson the former illinois police sergeant who is seemed to keep losing his wifes. now, now we know he will likely die in prison. a judge in joliet, illinois sentenced the convicted murderer to 38 years for killing his third wife. the math indicates he will leakily die there. as you recall a jif convicted peterson for the 2004 death of kathleen savio. the defense claimed she drown. the jury realized you can't drown without water. peterson's fourth wife is still missing. he is a suspect in her disappearance way back in 2007 and in 2008 i asked peterson about that. here. >> the neighbors said that they saw you carrying out a big blue barrel that would be big enough. >> again, that is not what we agreed to talk about.
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>> shepard: i didn't agree to any restrictions on conversation. i would never do that. i wonder what -- >> okay. well, then i guess i have to walk away. are have a good day, mr. shepard. it was nice talking to you. >> shepard: sadly we walk talk again. he refused to leave quietly shouting i did not kill kathleen to which kathleen's sister responded, yes, you did. steve brown outside the courthouse in joliet, illinois. thoughts say though nut peterson was choking tears. was he? >> the attorneys say no and our observers say, yes. much of the statement fell in the category of i was set up. in other words, the state took an accident and staged a homicide. he railed about falsified police reports and a bully grand jury that indict the him and suggested that perhaps it was time he was interested in getting a tatoo across his back which said no good deed goes unpunished. at the prospect of spending the rest of his life in jail he
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choked up a bit and repeated i don't deserve this, i don't deserve this. >> shepard: appears to be a good performer over the years. seems the prosecutor was unimpressed with today's performance. >> he says usually little or nothing. today he said a lot and offered this assessment of peterson's performance. his proclamation of innocence on the stand. >> to come in and screech that he didn't kill kathy, that is is the guy that killed kathy you got glimpse into the soul. and the nonsense about her head on the table he couldn't have cared less. we all got an opportunity to see a psychopath reveal himself in open court. we don't normally get that chance. >> reporter: glasgow said it was the most satisfying moment in his prosecution career. he also says they will soon be taking a look at stacey
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peterson case as well. >> steve brown outside the courthouse in joliet. for the first time prosecutors had their chance to question the woman accused of shooting her boyfriend, stabbing him 27 times and slitting his throat from ear to ear. they got right to her memory or apparent lack thereof. yesterday, jodi arias talked about the day back in 2008 when her ex-body slammed her against the bathroom tiles. she said she ran and grabbed his gun which went off after he lunged at her. she says she can't remember stabbing him or are even teaing a knife to his throat. when the prosecutor pressed her listen to what jodi arias had to say to him. >> you say that you have memory problems but it dehe pends on the circumstance, right? >> that's right. >> and give me the factorsers i don't want to know about a specific circumstance. what factors influenced your having a memory problem? >> usually when men like you are screaming at me or grilling me or someone like travis doing
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the same. >> but she foregot the 27 stabbings. keep in mind jodi arias previously testified that the shooting was no accident at all. that she fired the gun in self-defense. many stories. cross examination continues. a convicted killer living on borrowed time in georgia just got another reprieve. the united states supreme court declined to lift an order that delayed the execution of a guy named warren hill. he killed his girlfriend back in the '80s and a few years later used a nail studded board to kill a fellow prisoner. his lawyers say he is mentally disabled and it would be unconstitutional to put them to death but prosecutors say the defense hasn't fully proved his disability. georgia officials are expected to run out of the drug they use for lethal injections possibly as early as next week. run out of the drug. so hill's fate is still very much up in the air. washington's deep spending cuts set to take effect just more than a week from now unless lawmakers can reach a
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deal to avoid them. all they have to do is call them off but they are not doing that. now, a hearing plenty from the administration and other officials about how the cuts could affect our military, our national parks, even long lines at the airport. but at least one republican says don't you believe it. plus a famous athlete accused of murder, a global media frenzy. sensational twist and that is not all the case of south africa's blade runner has in common with that trial. it is a little creepy. so johnathan hunt will bring it to us as we approach the bottom of the hour and the top of the news tonight. a lot of weight, c-max has a nice little trait, you see, c-max helps you load your freight, with its foot-activated lift gate. but that's not all you'll see, cause c-max also beats prius v, with better mpg. say hi to the all-new 47 combined mpg c-max hybrid.
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>> shepard: two explosions minutes apart outside a shopping center. now, at least 11 people are dead, dozens more hurt and it is our top story as we go around the world in 80 seconds. india. the blast near a movie theater and a bus station in the south. police say the bombs were on bicyclession some 500 feet apart. india has been on alert since the hanging two weeks ago of a man from kashmir for a deadly 2001 attack on parliament. china, students say they tried to cut the across the frozen is surface to shepard smith wouldn't be late for school. en in workers crawled across the ice and pulled out one child for the rope. the ice gave way as they went after the other one.
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rescuers swam through the freezing water. both kids reportedly okay. australia. an out of control brush fire threatening dozens of homes in the west. local media report crews battled flames more than 50 feet high. officials say the fire was doubling in size every two hours. peru. a french researcher says his ground penetrating radar has found an ancient royal tomb likely packed with gold and silver in the walls of machupitchu but local officials blocked him from digging in the ruins. digging could make the place unstable. and that is a wrap on this fox trip around the world in 80 seconds. >> shepard: problems with arthritis. maybe follow the lead of a sea
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otter. a sea otter shooting hoops to treat arthritis in its elbows. trainers at the oregon zoo say it took only one week to teach the otter to catch a ball and put it through a basket for exercise. now, it is jam after jam. veterinarians say it helps relieve joint pain in the otters it's prong legs which it does not use for swimming. this australia rescuers got a kangaroo off the ledge of a the top level of a parking garage. it sat there for two hours before they could kentucky oaks it down. it keeled right over when an animal rescue worker took it down with a tranquilizer. is is now in a wildlife shelter. i'm shepard smith. this is "the fox report." it is the bottom of the hour. time for the top of the news and is the case of the blade runner oscar pistorius falling apart? the superstar olympian who runs on prosthetic legs accused of murdering his girlfriend. a magazine cover model.
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i should say accusations of a contaminated crime scene and a former lead detective now facing charges of his own have is some reporters calling the case south africa's o.j. simpson. "the fox report's" chief correspondent jonathan hunt is with us. the biggest similarity here is probably possible evidence contamination. >> remember the questions about bloody glove in the o.j.j. simpson case. similar questions being raised about the handling of evidence at the scene where oscar pistorius was alleged to have murdered reeva steenkamp. the lead investigator did not wear protective shoe covers when first walked the crime scene. they found illegal ammunition there but they didn't secure it and in fact allowed friends of pistorius to walk away with it. then the claims about testosterone being present. they had to walk those back and say they haven't determined yet what that substance is. none of this according to judge
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napolitano is good for the prosecution. listen. >> the whole focus of the case has shifted from what pistorius is alleged to have done to what the state did. that is a disaster for the state. >> now, as judge napolitano also says the lead investigator may have been removed but they can never remove the fact that he was the first one to look at scene. >> shepard: you listed similarities to the o.j. case but there are differences as well. >> the greatest similarity is simply the fact that you have a national sports hero here accused of murdering a beautiful woman with whom he was connected. but very important differences. for instance, race was obviously a major factor in the o.j. case. it is not a factor in this one. and then semiconductorly, we have no trial by jury in south africa. this case will be heard and decided when it comes to full trial by a single judge. but one more similarity to end on, is shep.
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the o.j. case gripped the world, made, damaged and destroyed some reputations. the pistorius case doing the same thing. new warnings from the white house about the deep budget cuts set to take effect next week. of course, hallmakers could easily prevent the cuts by just saying no cuts. so far they have not been able to reach a deal that sim is many or even more complicated. today the feds and the travel industry trade group warned the cuts would hit airports hard, leading to longer waits at security checkpoints. longer waits for planes to take off. even waits up to four hours to clear customs. the national park service warns it would have to scale back services, even closing some camp grounds and tourist sites. the president warned the cuts can cost american jobs and hurt the u.s. economy. not everybody is buying the predictions. gop senator rand pauline dismissing the president's warnings as histrionics and
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urging fellow republicans to call the president's bluff. mike emanuel live for us. what is the white house saying? >> putting the pressure on the republicans to act. trying to put the spot light on the cuts scheduled for march 1. a house leading democrat on what it all means. >> in plain english sequester equals massive job lots and massive disruption in important investments for our kids and national security and for our public health and for other things that help our economy grow and allow us to maintain our competitive edge. >> fox news has learned fbi director robert muller warned agents yesterday that they will likely be furloughed due to the ongoing budget battle in washington. meanwhile, today the white house made this appeal. >> there is some responsibility here on the republican side to do what the president has done
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which is to hear what the american people are saying which is please compromise. please be reasonable. please do not adopt positions that represent a my way or the highway approach. >> reporter: the retiring secretary of defense leon panetta says if the cuts take effect the u.s. would become a second rate power. >> shepard: what are you hear interesting republicans, mike? >> he are in criticizing president obama for saying unless he gets a second tax hike in eight weeks, criminals about le released and meat at the grocery store won't be inspected. eric cantor says after four years of deficits and mountains of debt to our children and grandchildren it is time for smart choices that cut, washington, spending and achieve real balance. today the president called house speaker boehner and senator mcconnell. no details released but gop aides released he should call harry reid from his own party and who coals the senate.
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>> shepard: secretary of defense leon panetta also warns the cuts with hit the pentagon especially hard. while a great deal of the money would come from military training units 000s of civilians could face big pay cuts and even layoffs. particularly in two states. jennifer griffin at the pentagon for us tonight. >> reporter: iif the deep budgt cuts go into effect in 8 days time the hardest hit states will be california and virginia. 17% of the defense cuts in virginia will likely fall on one community known as hampton roads. in fact, the human impact of the sequester on small businesses in this area, these businesses contract to the navy, it is already being felt. tom taylor owns a ship repair business near norfolk. some of his contracts with the navy are already in jeopardy. >> it is not like turning on a picket. you don't turn it on and turn it off. if it is canceled these things are are months or years in the planning stage.
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if they are canceled they don't come right back, you know. so that is pretty alarming. >> i want to know when am i looking dark am i getting laid off in march or april. in you are one of those people living pay check to pay check then you are -- you have no secondary plan and i think this is going to be horrible. it is going a cause a lot of stress. >> i'm very concerned about the economy here. it could be devastate. i went through this in california where we took huge defense cuts and it decimated the economy in sacramento. >> reporter: ironically one of the pentagon offices hardest hit by the civilian layoffs is the budget office where civilians right now are trying to figure out who gets furloughed in the military and how to deal with the budget cuts. they will be among those who will themselves be furloughed if this isn't sorted out before march 1. >> jennifer griffin at the pentagon. thanks. looks live as expected all along the president's pick for defense secretary has the votes
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to get the job. last week republican senators delayed the vote on chuck hagel. but today alabama republican richard shelby announced he does intend to vote for former senator hagel. telling an alabama newspaper "he is probably as good as we are are going to get get." the vote of confidence as much as it is should be enough you to get hagel confirmed. a vote is expected next week. if you like sushi chances are you don't even know what you are eating. not just sushi. new word of all kinds of seafood fraud ahead. we will have fish on the set. is your doctor assigning tests and treatments that you don't need from cat scans to pap smears? maybe even an antibuyoutic. we will tell you what they are saying and let you decide if they are right. the medical groups now warn what is happening to you may be doing more large than good. [ male announcer ] susan writes children's books.
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>> shepard: you might consider saying no to the scan the next time you hit your head. a group representing some 350,000 doctors today added to its list of overused and almost always unnecessary tests and treatments. many of those procedures common practice. for instance, these doctors say most people should avoid mris or other types of imaging for lower back pain. they say stress tests basically useless. for folks with no signs of heart disease. and that an annual pap test is not necessary for healthy women over the age of 30. they say every three years is just fine. often times they say these procedures simply drive up medical costs and run the risk of doing more harm than good. >> much of the new research shows that many of these interventions not only don't add to the health of a patient but actually can cause excess radiation exposure or risk of actual invasive complications.
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>> shepard: the doctor says people are starting to realize more is not always better when it comes to h healthcare. when it comes to seafood turns out if it tastes like tuna there is a good chance it is not tuna. according to the washington -based advocacy group called oceania, america's restaurants and grocery stores mislabel up to one third of alled of fish they sell. in some cases they may be ripping you off but this others the fraud could make you sick. among the biggest offenders, 74% of sushi restaurants. 74%. the group reports that southern, california has the highest rate of mislabeling in the entire are country but this is a widespread problem. every plac its researchers lood they found fraudyoulent fish. eric shawn is here and brought out the fox fine china. how did they conduct the study? >> they conducted the study by conducting dna tests on 1200 pieces of fish in 21 states and
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found a lot of it was swapped. take a look at this. this is salmon. sometimes they said wild salmon. you think you are bying wild but it is farm raised which is cheaper. cod. sometimes it is actually pacific haik. you think this is snap. supposed to be. >> 120 tests on red snapper. only 7 were. this is actually til api a and this is grouper that is sometimes replaced by king mackerel. they don't know where the wrong doing is done because there is so many hands on it before it gets on your plate. >> this could be dangerous is. >> if you are pregnant woman or have small children a lot of people look for low mercury fish. if you buy tuna for are example, escalar can cause disruptive stomach and people could have trouble because of that. beth low offered tips. >> ask questions. ask your restaurant, ask your
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grocery store counter more about the fish that you are buying and if they can't tell you you where it is coming from or specifically what species it is, don't order it. also check the price. if the price is too good to be true it probably is. >> and that is good advice also. they want to have a new federal law to actually trace the fish from the boat to the plate to try and prevent this. >> shepard: the $7 sushi around the corner. >> sorry. stay away from the spicy tuna. it may be spicy but it ain't tuna. >> shepard: a late checkout for victims of superstorm sandy. the fed approved a 14 day extension for hotel rooms for families in new york and new jersey who still can't move into their devastated homes. feement state's fund program which lasts only two weeks at a time. more than 2,000 families still taking part in this. folks have been hang shortages showers to find out whether they would have a place to leap the rest of the month. the new checkout date in new york is march 10 and in new
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>> shepard: so now we know the white house will release e-mails related to cia talking points on the deadly attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi libya. that is what a congressional source is now telling fox news. the assault last september
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killed four americans including our ambassador are to libya chris stevens. catherine herridge with an update. >> the source saying the administration will provide the 70 plus e-mails to track the evolution of the talking points. the decision to strict out language about al-qaeda. the committee has already been provided deal tails on how the talking points changed on the original drafting to editing to when they were sent to congress. ambassador susan rice relying on o the talking points where are they characterized the attack as a demonstration that pun out of control. republicans threatened no information on benghazi no action on the pick for the cia. democrats also agitating over the drone issue and administration reluctance to provide the legal memo is. listen to this line of questioning from brennan's
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confirmation hearing. >> do you believe that the president should provide an individual american with the opportunity to surrender before killing them? >> i haven't spoken about any specific operation -- >> i'm talking about the concept because you talked about the concept. >> right. >> that is just the democrats. republicans are also frustrated with what they say is the administration's lack of transparency on droning, shep. >> shepard: catherine herridge in washington tonight. a car bomb that struck the heart of the sirian regime's power in damascus is reportedly the deadliest attack to hit the syrian capital since the long ago start of the syrian war. according to antigovernment activists the explosion killed at least 59 people and hurt hundreds more. hours later more bombs exploded in the city and a mortar attack hit the army central chicagoland. this marks three straight days of deadly attacks on the capitol city which had been largely immune to the violence
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of the two year long civil war. the conflict has killed at minimum 70,000 men, women and children. the former owner of a peanut processing company is facing criminal charges as fox reports tonight in connection with the 2009 salmonella outbreak that killed nine people and sickened hundreds more. a federal grand jury indicted the farmer and other employees on 76 counts. food and drug administration inspectors found horrible conditions including mold and cock roaches at the processing plant. officials blame the plant for the deadly salmonella outbreak. it sparked one of the largest recalls in history and the company finally went under. the owner and former employees face charges of contaminated food, conspiracy and wire fraud. this year's flu shot is not protecting senior citizens. it found that in seniors the shot is 27% effective against
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and caicos islands for the number one spot and the top u.s. tourist beach is in west maui. tomorrow of the top stories tonight. the top detective on case of the paraplegic track star pulled from the investigation because the cop faces 7 attempted murder charges of his own. the former cop drew peterson who murdered his third wife and is suspected in the disappearance of his fourth today sentenced. 38 years in prison. and he shouted i did not kill kathleen. i'm told in that way. and the massive winter storm scene sweeping across the central u.s. linked to two deaths. claudia cowan with more on that news in kansas city tonight. claudia? >> kansas city hammered with snow and what the national weather service calls thunder sleet. you name it, folks here saw it. some parts of missouri getting up to 10 inches of snow. we could get a

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